US Art Museum Expansion Complete

13 June 2010 (Last Updated June 13th, 2010 18:30)

Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects has completed the construction of a new wing at the Crocker Art Museum in California, US. The expansion scheme features a 125,000ft² addition, named the Teel Family Pavilion. The design has added new galleries, totalling near

Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects has completed the construction of a new wing at the Crocker Art Museum in California, US.

The expansion scheme features a 125,000ft² addition, named the Teel Family Pavilion.

The design has added new galleries, totalling nearly 45,000ft², to allow the Crocker to exhibit more of its permanent collection, which the owners say has grown by more than 5,000 objects in the past decade.

The expansion will also provide a 260-seat auditorium, a cafe with indoor and outdoor seating, retail spaces and public amenities.

The new extension will be connected to the original Victorian Italianate art gallery building, reports artdaily.org.